This unit of study will examine the identification and management as well as resolution of disputes, in particular, litigation as a means of dispute resolution. The unit will touch on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods but will focus on the rules of civil procedure of the Supreme, County and Magistrates' courts of Victoria. The unit will also touch on court rules and processes in the federal jurisdiction but the emphasis will be on the more important and common court processes in the state jurisdiction and principles of civil litigation such as parties, jurisdiction, pleadings, discovery, interrogatories, interlocutory applications, enforcement and appeals. This unit meets the Victorian Legal Admissions Board requirements for Civil Procedure.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Further texts will be made available via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):